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Statistics (MSc)

Master of Science
1 year
Course Type
Next course starts
September 2023

About this course

On this UK master’s degree in statistics, you’ll study statistical theory and methods and how to apply them. MSc Statistics will prepare you for a career in the statistical field as a qualified statistician.

Ranked in the Top 40 in the world and 7th in the UK for Statistics and Operational Research (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2021).

On this UK master’s degree in statistics, you’ll learn statistical theory and methods and how to apply them. You’ll explore practical problems typically found when collecting and analysing scientific data and improve your communication skills.

These practices will prepare you for a future career as a statistician. Our graduates go on to work in many industries such as, banking, insurance, pharmaceutical and in government bodies.

On MSc Statistics you’ll study core modules and choose what topics you want to study in depth, we offer modules in statistical theory and real world application of statistics. Optional module topics include:

  • machine learning
  • flexible regression
  • statistical genetics
  • clinical trials
  • introduction to Python

As part of your study you will use statistical software, time management and basic research skills as well as boost your analytical skills. 

This master’s degree in statistics will help you take that next step in developing a career or continue onto PhD study. There is a wide choice of career opportunities for qualified statisticians, for example in banking/insurance, in the pharmaceutical industry, or in government bodies. 

Course lead

This course is led by Professor Wei Liu. Their research interests include simultaneous inference, multiple testing and sequential methods. Find out more by visiting Professor Wei Liu’s staff profile.

Course location

This course is based at Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

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The Course Description Document details your course overview, your course structure and how your course is taught and assessed.

Changes due to COVID-19

Although the COVID-19 situation is improving, any future restrictions could mean we might have to change the way parts of our teaching and learning take place in 2022 to 2023. This means that some of the information on this course page may be subject to change.

Find out more on our COVID advice page.

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